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Letter to her mother thanking her for the package she sent; discussing how she can best show her appreciation for her mother; and describing her new stationary, the mail she received, and a check from her work for the Press Board.


[April 5, 1934] 4/6/34 [Stationary heading] V.M.V. Thursday noon Very dearest - oh you are so grand! I've just this minute finished opening packages - and such packages! When I walked into the room it looked like Christmas, birthdays, and much celebrations all inclusive. Specially the lovely perfume, you heard me admiring Hilda's, didn't you? I do love it - very much - but even more I love your getting it for me. Honestly mother, is there any limit to the things you can think of to get for me? It seems as [Page 2] if you're always doing something for me, and there's so little I can do to return it - just appreciate it - oh so much - and keep on saying thank you, which is an awfully one sided sort of arrangement. Of course I can think of you when I’m munching on your cookies and fattening provisions, but then, I’d do that anyway. We didn't have much of a chance to talk, and I never seem to be able to express all the love and admiration and gratitude face to face that I want to, so - but as Stocky says, they’re high sounding words, and though I mean exactly that, in his vernacular, I’ll start [Page 3] to “slop over” - and maybe understand the real extent of what even now I haven't said at all. Perhaps there are some things one can't say very well, so - let's talk about my stationary. Like it for a change? It's the first personal paper I've had, and I think it will do very nicely. Maybe it’ll act as an incentive to finish my letter indebtedness for awhile. The mail has just arrived - with thoughtful appropriateness. Ralph has arrived - thinks perhaps vacation was a dream - or words to that effect, and is most appreciative of everything. Also in the same mail, came a check from New Haven for $1.23, so “I'm in the money.” oh before I forget - did you find the film? I forgot it last night - it must have slipped down back of the cushions - at least I hope it's there, cause it isn't here. And I suppose you'll be home tonight. Say hello to my room for me - and tell it and it's sweet creator that I'll be thinking of them - very hard - and loving them - very much. Understand? Ginny


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Home and Family; Student Life


Gifts; College student newspapers and periodicals; Men

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 April 5